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Bulova Archive Series Limited Edition Lunar Pilot Meteorite 96A312

Bulova Archive Series Limited Edition Lunar Pilot Meteorite 96A312

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On August 2, 1971, a Bulova chronograph engineered for lunar conditions was worn on the moon during the Apollo 15 mission. History is made again with the Limited Edition Lunar Pilot Meteorite from the Archive Series, this time with a unique dial that reinforces its spacefaring history – meaning, no two dials are alike.

The out-of-this-world timepiece features original design elements and an eye-catching six-hand chronograph dial meticulously crafted from genuine Muonionalusta meteorite. This 4.5-billion-year-old iron meteorite was discovered in Northern Scandinavia in 1906, and its varied crystalline pattern is reflected in the exclusive design that makes every dial one-of-a-kind.

Luxurious updates include a 43.5mm sandblasted silver-tone grade 5 titanium case with polished accents, creating a dynamic and incredibly lightweight presence on the wrist. Slim chronograph pushers and a crown featuring the Bulova tuning fork logo are perfectly proportioned and positioned at 3 o’clock.

A black tachymeter ring with a retro Bulova logo displays contrast around the dial, and the luminescent hands and applied markers offer exceptional legibility. The black recessed, circular grooved sub-dials include a 1/20 chronograph seconds counter at 3 o’clock, running seconds with a sweep hand at 6 o’clock, and a 60-minute chronograph counter at 9 o’clock.

Powered by our proprietary high-precision quartz technology with an accuracy of seconds per year and smooth sweep second hand, this collector’s watch is paired with a NATO black leather strap with an easy-release system for quick changes.

Limited to 5,000 numbered pieces worldwide and presented in a classic dark wood box with a storybook and a limited-edition card. Continuing Bulova’s legacy of innovation and precision timing, the Lunar Pilot Meteorite brings the past to the present with a sought-after design from space exploration history, perfect for the modern adventurer.

"Bulova announced a new addition to the LP fold via the limited edition (5,000 pieces in total) Lunar Pilot Meteorite Dial. And that name basically tells you everything you need to know about this one. What you get is another addition to the brand's Archive series of watches, which is the subset of models that derive design inspiration from – that's right, kids – the archives. The standard LP is executed in stainless steel, so the first place this LE departs from that model is by way of the case material.

The Meteorite is fashioned in grade-5 titanium with a sandblasted finish for added texture. But to my mind, it is a seemingly modest tweak that accentuates the connection to the cosmos. The speckles of the finishing of the sandblasting are (use your imagination) somewhat illustrative of the vast infinity of stars in the galaxy. Work with me here, people; I'm getting horologically emotional.

The 43.5mm sizing might seem like a modern affectation. After all, we still consider the Speedmaster to be a large watch for its time at 42mm. But 43.5 was the size of the original ref. 88510/01 and so the Lunar Pilot is faithful in its sizing. That original model beat with a mechanical chronograph movement, likely some form of Valjoux variety where the modern Archive series watches – including the Meteorite edition – is powered by the high-precision quartz caliber NP20."
Paragraph in quote is part of an article written by Danny Milton on



  • 96A312
  • 1/21/2024


  • NP20


  • HPQ NP20
  • A movement featuring a 3-pronged quartz crystal with a frequency of 262 kHz that is 8 times greater than standard quartz, leading to an accuracy of seconds a year.


  • 43.5


  • 20


  • Gray
  • Black Accents;White Accents
  • Luminous Hands and Markers;Meteorite Dial


  • Strap
  • Leather


  • Titanium-Tone
  • Stainless Steel & Titanium


  • 3pc Wire Strap Buckle


  • Anti-Reflective Sapphire Crystal
  • Impact and shatter resistant - anti-reflective coating deflects light


  • 0050M


  • 6 Hand
  • Chronograph
  • High Performance Quartz

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